How To Treat 12 Common Playground Injuries 

Treating common playground injuries requires prompt attention and appropriate first aid measures to minimize pain, prevent complications, and promote healing. Here are some guidelines for treating common playground injuries: 

Cuts and Scrapes: – Clean the wound with mild soap and water to remove dirt and debris. – Apply an antiseptic ointment to help prevent infection. – Cover the wound with a sterile bandage or adhesive strip to protect it from further injury and contamination.


Bruises and Minor Bumps: – Apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the injured area to reduce swelling and pain. – Elevate the injured limb if possible to further reduce swelling.

Sprains and Strains: – Rest the injured limb and avoid putting weight on it. – Apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling and pain. – Compress the injured area with an elastic bandage to provide support and minimize swelling.

– Elevate the injured limb above the level of the heart to further reduce swelling. – If pain and swelling persist or worsen, seek medical attention to rule out more severe injuries such as fractures.

Fractures and Broken Bones: – Immobilize the injured limb using a splint or improvised support to prevent further movement and reduce pain. – Apply a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling and pain.

Head Injuries: – If a child experiences a head injury, closely monitor them for signs of concussion or other serious head trauma, such as loss of consciousness, confusion, vomiting, or seizures.

Eye Injuries: – If a child sustains an eye injury, gently rinse the eye with clean water to remove any dirt or debris. – Do not rub or apply pressure to the injured eye. – Cover the injured eye with a clean, sterile dressing or cloth and seek medical attention immediately.

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